Praxis: Education of Young Children (5024) Practice Test

The Praxis exam tests a prospective teacher on content, theory, pedagogy, and how this applies in an educational setting. Education of Young Children (5024) specifically covers teaching children from birth to eight years of age.


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What’s on the Exam?

There are five sections of this exam, which include:

  • Childhood Development and Learning
  • Observation, Documentation and Assessment
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practices
  • Professionalism, Family and Community
  • Content Pedagogy and knowledge

There are 120 selected response (SR) questions and 3 constructed response (CR) questions. The test is administered by computer.


You will have two and a half hours to complete the exam. You are expected to spend approximately one minute on each selected response questions and approximately ten minutes on each constructed response question.

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Before your exam day make sure to do that will set you up for success.

  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a light jacket if you need it
  • Eat well before your exam. Don’t go hungry!
  • Bring an approved calculator

Do not bring any of the following items: purses or bags, food or drink, study materials or notes, any form of electronic or recording device.

You will not be permitted to take any personal items into the testing room, nor will they be available to you during breaks. If there are concerns, you may be asked to empty your pockets. If you bring personal items with you, you will be assigned a place to store them for the duration of the test; however, not all facilities will provide secure storage.


Passing scores are determined by the state, institution, or association that has requested you to take this test. You will need to check with that organization to determine what requirements they have set. You may transfer your scores between states without needing to retake the test, but it will be subject to the requirements of the new state to determine whether your scores are considered passing.

After completing the test, you will receive a report that provides your scores and indicates whether you have passed the requirements set by the states you indicated, as long as those states use automatic score reporting.

Your score report will include the following information.

  • Your score and whether you passed
  • The range of possible scores
  • The raw points available in each content category
  • The range of the middle 50 percent of scores on the test


You may register for the Praxis EYC exam online, by phone, or by mail. Once you have completed registration, you will receive an admission ticket to enter the testing facility. If you register by phone or mail, you will need to allow up to three weeks for delivery of your admission ticket.

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